It’s the fifth annual Diabetes Blog Week, with thanks to the lovely Karen Graffeo from Bitter~Sweet Diabetes. Today we’re writing about mantras that help us get through the tough diabetes days. Come back tomorrow for the next instalment, and in the meantime, check out #DBlogWeek and follow along!

Those days that diabetes and I are on the same page, playing by the same rules, singing from the same hymn book are dreamy. They are the days that my CGM graph is a pretty, straight line with numbers that don’t move much and everything diabetes-related behaves. I love those days. I live for those days!

Unfortunately, there are the other days (and let’s admit it – there are many of them) when diabetes and I are not only on different pages, but we’re reading completely different books. We’re playing by rules from different games altogether and singing different tunes in different keys from different performers. I hate those days.

Those are the days that giving in, giving up and admitting defeat seems like a good idea.

But that is not an option. Because there is tomorrow. And the day after. And the day after that. And in each of those days, diabetes will be there.

As clichéd as it sounds; as Pollyanna-ish it makes me feel, I tell myself there is always tomorrow.

Each day I get to wipe the slate clean and start again. And that next day? That day may be one of the days when everything plays nice. That’s what I believe in. That’s what I hope for.

The very hope of tomorrow.